It’s National Doughnut Day! We repeat: it’s National Doughnut Day. Today, knitting takes a backseat to all the doughnut eating we’ll be doing. But tomorrow, when we’re missing the guilt-free reason to scarf down our favorite sweet treat (they’re calorie-free on a holiday, right?!), we’ll have these four donut-inspired patterns to get us through. These sweet and whimsical patterns are great knits when you’re in between projects or when you simply want to put a smile on someone’s face.

Delicious Doughnuts by Dawn Finney

Knit a baker’s dozen of these playful doughnuts for a table centerpiece, your favorite kiddo’s play kitchen, or string them up for celebratory garland. The free pattern calls for several colors of DK weight yarn in small yardage amounts, making this a great stash buster project. Pick out colorways that mimic traditional frosting and sprinkle colors or create your own flavored donuts with unexpected colorways.

Doughnuts by the Dozen by Kate Agner

These socks are a sweet treat for your feet! Worked from the toe-up, use two (or more!) colors to create the plain and sprinkle stranded colorwork doughnuts that run up and down these socks. Add a contrasting toe, heel, and cuff to make these socks even more fun.

Sprinkle Doughnut by Vicki Roberts

For doughnut fans of all ages, this crocheted floor cushion is a great way to kick up your feet or lounge around. With a big hook and super bulky yarn, this doughnut is a quick project that will become an instant conversation starter. A conversation that we hope leads to, “now I want a doughnut. Let’s go get one.”

Crazy About Donuts by Crochet With Missy

Crochet this blanket to gift to a new baby or create a memory blanket of your favorite doughnuts eaten. Either way, we recommend keeping your crochet momentum alive by eating a celebratory doughnut after every completed square. Take our recommendation and this blanket may go down as the fastest project ever completed.